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Stanisław Lem
(Polish Novelist Best Known for His Novel 'Solaris')
Stanisław Lem
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 27, 2006

Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer who specialized in the science fiction genre. He was also a noted essayist who wrote on varied subjects, including philosophy, futurology, and literary criticism. His books, which have been translated into over 50 languages, have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. He was the recipient of numerous awards and honors. 

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Ludwig von Mises
(One of the Most Influential Economic and Political Thinkers of the 20th Century)
Ludwig von Mises
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Birthdate: September 29, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 10, 1973
A polyglot at age 12, Austrian School economist Ludwig von Mises grew up to acquire a doctorate in law and taught at the universities of New York and Vienna. Known for his works such as The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality, he supported free-market liberalism and opposed socialism. 
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Paul Muni
(American Stage and Film Actor)
Paul Muni
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Birthdate: September 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 25, 1967

Paul Muni was an Austro-Hungarian American actor best remembered for his portrayal of Louis Pasteur in the 1936 biographical film The Story of Louis Pasteur, which earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Muni is also remembered for his performance in the play Inherit the Wind, which earned him the prestigious Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

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Anna Muzychuk
(Ukrainian Chess Player)
Anna Muzychuk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Anna Muzychuk is a Ukrainian chess player who became only the fourth woman in the history of chess to achieve a FIDE rating of 2600 or more. Muzychuk, who attained the Grandmaster title in 2012, is a three-time fast chess world champion. 

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Mariya Muzychuk
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Mariya Muzychuk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Michael Malice
(Host of YOUR WELCOME on Podcast One)
Michael Malice
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Birthdate: July 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Elena Vesnina
(Russian Professional Tennis Player and Olympic Gold Medallist)
Elena Vesnina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo

Four-time Grand Slam champion Elena Vesnina has also earned two Olympic medals, which were, unfortunately lost in a theft in 2021. She has consistently been one of the top-ranked doubles players and went back to the tennis court at age 34 after a hiatus following her pregnancy.

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
(Austrian Nobleman, Writer and Journalist Known for His Romantic Stories of Galician Life)
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 9, 1895

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch lent his name to the term masochism, a form of sexual deviation. Best known for his novel Venus in Furs, one of his rare books that have been translated in English, he depicted Galician romance and fantasies. He spent his final years in a mental asylum.

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Ruslana
(Ukrainian Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and MP)
Ruslana
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Muhammad Asad
(For English Translation of Quran, 'The Message of The Qur'an")
Muhammad Asad
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Birthdate: July 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 20, 1992

Austro-Hungarian journalist Leopold Weiss was a descendant of rabbis and ran away from home in his teens, taking up odd jobs, before finally becoming a journalist in Germany. His work took him to the Middle East, where he converted to Islam and adopted the name Muhammad Asad.

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Stanisław I Leszczyński
(King)
Stanisław I Leszczyński
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Birthdate: October 20, 1677
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 23, 1766
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Stanislaw Ulam
(Mathematician)
Stanislaw Ulam
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 13, 1984

Stanislaw Ulam was a Polish-American scientist best remembered for his expertise in the fields of nuclear physics and mathematics. He played an important role during the Second World War, working together with other scientists and mathematicians in the Manhattan Project. He is also credited with originating the Teller–Ulam design, the basis for all thermonuclear weapons.    

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Emanuel Ax
(Pianist, Musician, Music educator)
Emanuel Ax
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

Emanuel Ax is a Soviet Union-born American classical pianist best known for his collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma; Ax's collaborative efforts alongside Yo-Yo Ma earned him five Grammys between 1986 and 1996. Ax has also earned a couple of Grammys for his solo performances. He is also the recipient of other awards like Avery Fisher Prize and Echo Klassik Award.

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Kateryna Lagno
(Russian Chess Grandmaster)
Kateryna Lagno
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Richard von Mises
(Austrian Scientist and Mathematician)
Richard von Mises
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 14, 1953

Richard von Mises was an Austrian Jewish scientist and mathematician. He is known for his work on solid mechanics, aerodynamics, aeronautics, fluid mechanics, and probability theory. He was the Gordon McKay Professor of Aerodynamics and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. He is the one who proposed the now-famous "birthday problem" in probability theory. He was married to mathematician Hilda Geiringer.  

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Karl Radek
(Politician, University teacher, Journalist)
Karl Radek
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 31, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 19, 1939

Austrian Communist International leader Karl Radek had been imprisoned for a year for his association with the Russian Revolution. Born Karol Sobelsohn, he changed his name to Radek, after a character in the book Syzyfowe prace. He lost his life during the Great Purge initiated by Joseph Stalin.

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Andrei Volokitin
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Andrei Volokitin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Yana Shemyakina
(Fencer)
Yana Shemyakina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Alexander Beliavsky
(Soviet, Ukrainian and Slovenian Chess Grandmaster)
Alexander Beliavsky
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Slovenian Grandmaster Alexander Beliavsky initially represented the Soviet Union, followed by Ukraine, and eventually Slovenia. The chess sensation has been a 4-time Soviet champion and a 2-time Slovenian champion. He has beaten several world champions and has also been a chess coach with the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

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Jan Łukasiewicz
(Polish Philosopher and Logician)
Jan Łukasiewicz
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Birthdate: December 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 13, 1956

Jan Łukasiewicz was a Polish philosopher and logician. He is best remembered for Łukasiewicz logic and Polish notation. His work centred on mathematical logic, philosophical logic, and history of logic. Jan Łukasiewicz is often counted among the most prominent historians of logic.

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Julius Edgar Lilienfeld
(Physicist, Engineer)
Julius Edgar Lilienfeld
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Birthdate: April 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 28, 1963
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Anna Andres
(Model)
Anna Andres
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mariya Stadnik
(Ukrainian-Born Azerbaijani Wrestler)
Mariya Stadnik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Stanisław Jerzy Lec
(Polish Aphorist and Poet)
Stanisław Jerzy Lec
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 7, 1966

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec was a Polish poet and aphorist. Best remembered for his skeptical philosophical-moral aphorisms and lyric poetry, Lec is counted among the 20th century's most influential aphorists. He is also widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of post-war Poland. Before the advent of World War II, Stanisław Jerzy Lec had founded a satirical magazine called Szpilki.

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Yuriy Kryvoruchko
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Yuriy Kryvoruchko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Adam Zagajewski
(poet,novelist)
Adam Zagajewski
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini

Adam Zagajewski was a Polish poet, essayist, translator, and novelist. A prominent poet of the Polish New Wave and one of the most important contemporary poets from Poland, Adam Zagajewski was honored with several prestigious awards such as the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, Griffin Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement, and Princess of Asturias Award.

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Elena Vaytsekhovskaya
(Russian Diver and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Elena Vaytsekhovskaya
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Alfred Redl
(Austrian Military Officer and Russian Spy)
Alfred Redl
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 25, 1913
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Mieczysław Horszowski
(Polish-American Pianist)
Mieczysław Horszowski
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 23, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 22, 1993

Polish pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski was introduced to the piano by his pianist mother. A child prodigy, he had already mastered Bach by age 6. He later moved to the US, where he played with the NBC Symphony Orchestra and also performed twice at the White House.

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Jacek Kuroń
(Political leader)
Jacek Kuroń
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 17, 2004
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Andreas Kotelnik
(Ukrainian Former Professional Boxer)
Andreas Kotelnik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Maurice Goldhaber
(American Physicist Known for His Work on Neutrinos and Negative Helicity)
Maurice Goldhaber
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 11, 2011
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Wojciech Pszoniak
(Actor)
Wojciech Pszoniak
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Birthdate: May 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 19, 2020
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Larisa Neiland
(Retired Russian Tennis Player)
Larisa Neiland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Leopold Staff
(Polish Poet and Translator)
Leopold Staff
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 31, 1957

A significant figure of the Young Poland movement, poet and translator Leopold Staff is remembered for his works such as Dreams of Power and The Needle’s Eye. He experimented with various poetic forms and often exhibited elements of classicism and symbolism. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize, too.

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Roman Viktyuk
(Ukrainian-Russian Theater Director, Actor and Founder of the 'Roman Viktyuk Theater')
Roman Viktyuk
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Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 17, 2020

Ukrainian and Russian theater actor and director Roman Viktyuk initially gained huge fame in the Russian stage circle. He later founded the Roman Viktyuk Theater, which later became a state theater, and also taught at the Russian Academy of Theater Arts. He died of COVID-19 in 2020.

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Iryna Farion
(Linguist, Politician)
Iryna Farion
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Birthdate: April 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Friedrich Weinreb
(Former narrative author who became notorious for selling a fictitious escape route for Jews from the occupied Netherlands in the Second World War)
Friedrich Weinreb
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 19, 1988
 39 
Adam Rapacki
(Politician)
Adam Rapacki
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 10, 1970
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Serghei Tarnovschi
(Moldovan-Ukrainian Canoeist & Olympian)
Serghei Tarnovschi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Anfisa Pochkalova
(Fencer)
Anfisa Pochkalova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Józef Bartłomiej Zimorowic
(Polish Poet and Historian Famous for His Pastoral Poems)
Józef Bartłomiej Zimorowic
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Birthdate: August 20, 1597
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 14, 1677

Polish Baroque era poet and historian Józef Bartłomiej Zimorowic is best remembered for his satires, pastoral poems, and erotic epigrams. He had also been the burgomaster of Lwów and had written extensively about the history of the city. He also penned The Cossacks and The Ruthenian Affray on the Cossack rebellion.